"'The robot made me do it': Robots encourage risk-taking behaviour in people"
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There has always been a tendency for AI to be anti-human or even clearly intending to end human life. SciFi writers, for decades have been warning about this, from movies that have been done based on their books, like "Terminator" series, to more subtle ones like "Logan's Run". In the end, the machines are ruling the extent and range of human existence, that ultimately come to death for the human.

This article points out one of those subtle inclinations of AI to human detriment:

Article Wrote:robodaily.com

'The robot made me do it': Robots encourage risk-taking behaviour in people


New research has shown robots can encourage people to take greater risks in a simulated gambling scenario than they would if there was nothing to influence their behaviours. Increasing our understanding of whether robots can affect risk-taking could have clear ethical, practiCal and policy implications, which this study set out to explore.

Dr Yaniv Hanoch, Associate Professor in Risk Management at the University of Southampton who led the study explained, "We know that peer pressure can lead to higher risk-taking behaviour. With the ever-increasing scale of interaction between humans and technology, both online and physically, it is crucial that we understand more about whether machines can have a similar impact."

This new research, published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, involved 180 undergraduate students taking the Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART), a computer assessment that asks participants to press the spacebar on a keyboard to inflate a balloon displayed on the screen.

ith each press of the spacebar, the balloon inflates slightly, and 1 penny is added to the player's "temporary money bank". The balloons can explode randomly, meaning the player loses any money they have won for that balloon and they have the option to "cash-in" before this happens and move on to the next balloon.

One-third of the participants took the test in a room on their own (the control group), one third took the test alongside a robot that only provided them with the instructions but was silent the rest of the time and the final, the experimental group, took the test with the robot providing instruction as well as speaking encouraging statements such as "why did you stop pumping?"

The results showed that the group who were encouraged by the robot took more risks, blowing up their balloons significantly more frequently than those in the other groups did. They also earned more money overall. There was no significant difference in the behaviours of the students accompanied by the silent robot and those with no robot.



The researcher now believe that further studies are needed to see whether similar results would emerge from human interaction with other artificial intelligence (AI) systems, such as digital assistants or on-screen avatars.

Dr Hanoch concluded, "With the wide spread of AI technology and its interactions with humans, this is an area that needs urgent attention from the research community."

"On the one hand, our results might raise alarms about the prospect of robots causing harm by increasing risky behavior. On the other hand, our data points to the possibility of using robots and AI in preventive programs, such as anti-smoking campaigns in schools, and with hard to reach populations, such as addicts."

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This isn't really all that surprising. A computer cannot "think" in the sense that man does. It is going to do exactly what you program it to do to the best of its abilities. If this means encouraging people to take risks in order to fulfill its program, then it will do so unless given a command not to.

This is why I believe all of those silicon valley nerds who keep saying that they're going to create "human level intelligences" have no idea how wrong they are, given that they fundamentally misunderstand the human soul.

These nerds are gonna kill us.
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(01-14-2021, 06:03 PM)Augustinian Wrote: This isn't really all that surprising. A computer cannot "think" in the sense that man does. It is going to do exactly what you program it to do to the best of its abilities. If this means encouraging people to take risks in order to fulfill its program, then it will do so unless given a command not to.

This is why I believe all of those silicon valley nerds who keep saying that they're going to create "human level intelligences" have no idea how wrong they are, given that they fundamentally misunderstand the human soul.

These nerds are gonna kill us.
A thought came to me:

Man builds a machine that can think and since man doesn't have any other thing to copy to make the machine, he makes it act/think in a 'human' manner, ostensibly, to make human interaction easier. Curiously, the machine ultimately thinks its creator should be killed.

How magnificently 'human' a conclusion! It all, once again, proves our Savior right about man, who, of course set out to kill its Creator; man thinks about evil all the time and the ultimate evil is murder, murder of the Creator.
One should have an open mind; open enough that things get in, but not so open that everything falls out
Art Bell
  
I don't need a good memory, because I always tell the truth.
Jessie Ventura

Its no wonder truth is stranger than fiction.
Fiction has to make sense
Mark Twain

If history doesn't repeat itself, it sure does rhyme.
Mark Twain

You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.
C.S. Lewis

Political Correctness is Fascism pretending to be manners.
George Carlin

“In a time of deceit…truth is a revolutionary act”
George Orwell
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